Fictional Places


I have visited the forest moon of Endor, roamed the corridors of Hogwarts, lit a pipe in the Shire, and walked through the busy streets in King's Landing.


These fictional places often mean more to me emotionally than the physical places I have visited. Imagination has no limits. Imagination roams free in the realms of literature, movies, and games. Fictional places also help us look upon our existence from new angles or just a healthy break from contemporary noise.


The omnipotent writer or director creates and populates his world. Questions of good and evil, human nature, politics, love, and self-realization are brought to life in contexts that obey their laws. Although the worlds are often detailed, fictional journeys allow your imagination to do its magic.

The latter is especially true for literature. Reading leaves much more room for individual interpretation than watching movies or playing games. The world is not delivered in full color and high definition; it is up to you to fill out the voids using your imagination. The result is that the same fictional world can look very different depending on who the recipient/reader is.

The Planet of Alderaan
The City of Alder
The City of Alder by Night
Green vista


Alderaan was a beautiful blue-green terrestrial planet with humanoid inhabitants who were known for their peaceful culture. Princess Leia Organa and former Rebel shock trooper Cara Dune both hailed from Alderaan. Sadly, the planet was destroyed by the Death Star's superlaser. I feel grateful to have visited Alderaan before its destruction.

Szohôd, the capital of Borduria
Border between Borduria and Syldavia
Flag of Borduria


Borduria is not a welcoming country to visit due to its fascist government and semi-totalitarian rule. Before and during World War II, several Central European countries, including Hungary, Croatia, Albania, and Romania, were ruled by fascist governments. Following the war, all of these countries became client states of the Soviet Union. Hergé's fictional state of Borduria can be assumed to be in a similar position.

Map of Dinotopia
Waterfall City
Waterfall City
Waterfall City
Street Scene in Waterfall City
Waterfall City
Waterfall City
Waterfall City
Archaeological site
The Chief Librarian


Waterfall City is a fantastic place where humans and dinosaurs coexist in harmony. The city boasts of rich culture and splendid libraries and museums. James Gurney's Dinotopia is a must-visit destination that is simply marvelous.

The island offers a diverse landscape and climate. You can experience anything from warm and tropical climates to snowy and wintry ones.

Wayne Library
Wayne Manor

Gotham City

In the DC Comics world, Gotham is the fictional hometown of Bruce Wayne, also known as Batman. Despite its high crime rates and dark portrayal, the city has a lot of beauty and nostalgia to offer travelers. Gotham's population comprises eccentric individuals with a unique sense of fashion and unconventional ideas.

The Castle
The Castle
Evening View of the Castle
Main Hall
The Gardens
The Library
Aerial View of Hogwarts and its Surroundings


Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry is a fictional boarding school for young wizards and witches between the ages of eleven and eighteen. The school is the primary setting for the first six books in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series and is a significant location in the Wizarding World universe.

Aerial View of King's Landing
The Harbor Area
The City Walls
Map of King's Landing

King's Landing

King's Landing is the capital of Westeros and the Seven Kingdoms, and it is home to an estimated population of 1 million, making it the most populous city in Westeros. It is situated on the Blackwater River, where Aegon the Conqueror first landed in Westeros to begin his conquest. The central town is surrounded by a wall manned by the City Watch of King's Landing, nicknamed the "gold cloaks" after the cloaks they wear. Within the walls, the city's natural landscape is dominated by three hills named after Aegon and his two sister-wives, Rhaenys and Visenya.

Metropolis with the Daily Planet in the foregound
The Daily Planet
Map of Metropolis


Metropolis is a prosperous and massive city in the Northeastern United States, with a population of 11 million. It is depicted as one of the largest and wealthiest cities in the world, situated close to Gotham City. The city of Metropolis offers a variety of activities for tourists. It has been compared to New York City during the day but is more like Gotham City at night.

Rowling hills and greenery
The Vllage of Badger's Drift
A typical cottage in Midsomer
Map of Midsomer County

Midsomer County

Midsomer is a fictional county in England with picturesque villages, where murders take place to satisfy tourists' dark curiosity.

The town that serves as the county seat is called Causton. This is where the former Detective Chief Inspector Tom Barnaby (John Nettles) and his wife Joyce (Jane Wymark) reside. The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) is also based in Causton, where Tom's cousin, the new Detective Chief Inspector John Barnaby, works alongside his Detective Sergeant. The emblem used by Midsomer Constabulary is a badger, which is also shown in the series.

Map of Narnia
Aslan and the children
Jadis, the White Witch
Mr. Tumnus, the Faun
Castle Cair Paravel
Castle of Jadis


Narnia is a make-believe world of enchantment and sorcery. It is inhabited by legendary creatures, animals that can speak, an evil witch, and courageous heroes who protect everything virtuous. 

The topography of Narnia varies from flatlands to mountains, which provides visitors with some breathtaking landscapes to admire.

The Shire
The Shire
Map of the Shire
Bag End
Entrance to a Hobbit Home

The Shire

The Shire is a region situated in the northwest of the Middle-earth continent. It is described in J.R.R. Tolkien's works, including "The Lord of the Rings". The Shire-folk, also known as hobbits, are the only inhabitants of this area. They are relatively isolated from the rest of Middle-earth and live a peaceful life. The Shire is located in the Eriador region and the Kingdom of Arnor.

Metropolis visible from the Kent Farm
Welcome Sign
Map of Smallville


Smallville is a rural town where the Kent family lives. Despite being a small town, it is located just an hour's drive away from Metropolis. The city is known for its abundant corn crops and peaceful atmosphere. However, the town has also experienced some unusual occurrences. A meteor shower caused significant damage and casualties in the city, while also scattering large amounts of radioactive green kryptonite, which later caused mutations in the town's residents.